15 Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

15 Beauty Products I Can't Live Without (And You Shouldn't Have To, Either)

After years of trying new products, these are the 15 I use every single day.

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Back in 2016, I wrote an article focusing on my top eight beauty products. But over the past two years, I've tried new products which caused me to replace some and keep others as classic favorites. The expansion of my beauty collection has inspired me to re-write my list of favorite beauty products.

Keep in mind this is strictly a matter of opinion. Also, everyone's beauty needs are different. Makeup can look different on everyone! These are simply what works for me on a daily basis.

1. Pantene Smooth and Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner

Dahlia DeHaan

Let's start in the shower. I have extremely thick, curly hair, and I've tried probably at least one hundred different shampoos and conditioners to control my mane. This is my best finding. $5.97 for both at Wal-Mart.

2. Equate Beauty Complete 10 leave in conditioner

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Spraying this in your hair after towel-drying post-shower leaves your hair super soft, silky, and smelling amazing. $9.97 at Wal-Mart.

3. Equate Beauty Quick Action acne treatment wipes

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Yes, I'm 21 years old and still have acne. At least once a day, I use one of these wipes on my entire face. You will be amazed at the grime that comes off on the wipe, even after washing your face with soap and water! $4.84 at Wal-Mart.

4. Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer

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Because I have acne, I rely on this heavy duty concealer for complete coverage. Putting it on problem spots is like putting a concealing blanket over your skin. $27 at Ulta Beauty.

5. Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder

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This powder is lightweight, easy to apply, and leaves your skin looking like a photo finish. $4.39 at Target.

6. Urban Decay Original Naked Eyeshadow Palette

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I bought this palette to try fun new eyeshadow colors for summer, and immediately fell in love. The colors are versatile and can be used to create virtually any look. Plus, it lasts FOREVER. I've been using this palette almost every day for six months, and as you can see in my photo, I've barely scratched the surface. $54.90 on Amazon.

7. Sephora Pro Blending Brush #27

Dahlia DeHaan

While I usually prefer Ulta to Sephora, Sephora wins this time. This is the best blending brush I've ever used, simply because it makes blending eyeshadow so easy! Plus, the bristles are super soft. $22 at Sephora.

8. MAC Matte Eyeshadow in "Carbon"

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I am a firm believer that every makeup table needs a matte black eyeshadow. I chose this one because MAC is super high quality. This shadow goes on smoothly and stays all day. $17 at MAC.

9. PUR On Point Liquid Eyeliner

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This eyeliner is super smooth and shiny, and when it goes on, it stays all day. $19 at Ulta.

10. Maybelline Falsies mascara

Dahlia DeHaan

This is one of the two products that survived from my previous product list. I have tried dozens of mascaras, but none of them hold my heart like the Falsies. They make my eyelashes look long, full, and thick. What more could you ask for? $5.94 at Wal-Mart.

11. Urban Decay Naked "Flushed": Bronzer, Highlighter, Blush

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This is the second product that survived to my newer product list. I have been unable to find such a high-quality bronzer, blush, and highlight all in one convenient package. It leaves your skin look fresh and glowing. $34 at Urban Decay.

12. LA Colors Blush in "Peach Rose"

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Although the previous product comes with a highlighter, it isn't bright and bold enough for me. This one is super colorful, shimmery, and warm. $7.99 on Ebay.

13. C.O. Bigelow Vanilla-mint Lip Shine

Dahlia DeHaan

This was a gift, and I didn't think I was going to like it because I am not a lip gloss person at all. But, it goes on feeling cool, crisp, and deeply moisturizing – it reminds me of a way better version of Burt's Bees lip balm (no offense because I use Burt's Bees on the daily). $8 on C.O. Bigelow.

14. Equate Beauty makeup remover wipes

Dahlia DeHaan

When the day is done, I trust these makeup remover wipes to fully remove all makeup. These are super moist, so you're not rubbing a dry wipe on your eyes, and have never left my eyes feeling itchy or like they are burning. $5.97 at Wal-Mart.

15. Tinkle facial razor

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OK, hear me out! I know the term facial razor sounds intimidating. But, this tool can be used instead of a tweezer to get rid of pesky hairs. I haven't used a tweezer since I got my first Tinkle razor! I use it by simply brushing in a downwards motion, to upkeep my eyebrows, instead of paying to get them waxed all the time. $4.60 on Amazon.

Prices accurate at the time of posting, but have the potential to change.

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You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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